TSAVLIRIS SALVAGE GROUP - News & Announcements


The 5th SAFETY4SEA Limassol Forum, entitled "Cultivating maritime skills today, to bloom in the future" was a full day event that took place on 31 January 2024 at the Columbia Venue Centre of Columbia Plaza, Limassol, Cyprus, emphasising on developing management strategies and appropriate skillsets to prepare maritime professionals for the shifting landscape that lays ahead.

George A. Tsavliris, President of CYMEPA, delivered a keynote speech on the environmental challenges facing the maritime industry. He highlighted that shipping could not remain unaffected by the ongoing global discussions and increased awareness of the adverse effects of climate change. He also emphasized the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) efforts to reduce the industry's emissions in recent years, shaping the landscape and highlighted the ambitions set in the revised IMO GHG Strategy that have introduced new challenges for the industry in managing a lower-emissions pathway.

Main issues discussed

  • Best practices for investing in and developing the human factor
  • Challenges and success stories in PSC compliance
  • Implications and compliance requirements for ship owners and operators
  • Applications of AI for enhancing safety and efficiency in shipping
  • Seafarers' Health: Understanding the challenges, health programs and services for seafarers
  • Strategies for building crew welfare & resilience
  • Fostering safety culture at sea
  • Psychological safety and the link with operational performance
  • HR retention and performance strategies
  • Soft skills and future workforce
  • Maritime decarbonization: Current challenges & opportunities
  • Carbon-neutral fuels: Feasibility, challenges and consideration for widespread use

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Earlier in January, George A.  Tsavliris participated in the 7th SLIDE2OPEN CONFERENCE in Athens which took place on 24 January 2024 at the Megaron, Athens Concert Hall. Mr Tsavliris was asked to share his inspiring thoughts at the end of the conference with his epilogue, 'A Shipowner's Closing Thoughts'.

CONFERENCE VIDEO: Mr Tsavliris giving his closing words of wisdom and inspiration, can be seen towards the end of the video at 7:52:42 either via the video in the SLIDE2OPEN caption or directly via the link hereunder:



Capital Link Cyprus Conference: On 27 February 2024, George Tsavliris was the Conference Chairman for the 7th consecutive year.

The Forum was held at the Columbia Plaza in Limassol under the Auspices of the Shipping Deputy Ministry of Cyprus and the Shipping Deputy Minister to the President, and in cooperation with the Cyprus Union of Shipowners, which was also the Lead Sponsor. The event was also supported by major organizations of the Cyprus Shipping Cluster, including the Cyprus Shipping Chamber.

With a comprehensive agenda featuring a great line up of speakers, the event truly served as a catalyst for top-level discussions on the most pressing issues facing both Cyprus and Global shipping today.

With substantial attendance, the Forum provided industry participants with the opportunity to engage in insightful dialogue and reinforce connections that can impact the direction of the industry.

Conference agenda: https://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2024cyprus/agenda.html


Marine Insurance Conference, London: On 22 March 2024, George Tsavliris  moderated the Panel discussion "How do Sanctions Impact Leaders and Followers?".

Conference agenda: https://marineinsurancelondon.com/agenda/


On 17 April 2024, the Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) and CYMEPA, celebrated the milestone of adopting 1,000 ships as part of its "Ship Adoption" educational programme, at the Columbia Plaza, in Limassol. The event was attended by the deputy Minister of Shipping, Marina Hatzimanoli, representatives of the Ministry of Education, 100 students and 14 teachers from five different primary schools of Limassol.

The programme is an initiative of the CSC in close collaboration with the Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association (CYMEPA), with official support from the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works as well as the Ministry of Shipping, and has been taking place annually since 2006.

George Tsavliris, CYMEPA Chairman, in his speech, underlined the importance of the initative for future generations and how it enlightens the public about the advantages of shipping, increasing overall awareness of its positive and vital role in the economy and society.
The event was held as part of the Chamber's activities for the 35th anniversary of its establishment in 1989 and this programme is a unique educational experience that aims to bring primary school students close to the dynamically developing field of shipping and the professional activities surrounding it. 


«Οι ρίζες μας, οι άνθρωποι μας για καλές θάλασσες»

Με εξαιρετική επιτυχία πραγματοποιήθηκε στις 27 Μαρτίου 2024, η εκδήλωση «Οι ρίζες μας, οι άνθρωποι μας για καλές θάλασσες», στο πλαίσιο δράσεων του ετήσιου forum «Καλές Θάλασσες με υγεία και ασφάλεια» για το 2024 από τη "Daskalakis Ccongress & Trv".

Στο κατάμεστο φουαγιέ του Δημοτικού Θεάτρου Πειραιά, συγκεντρώθηκαν ιδιοκτήτες των μεγαλύτερων ναυτιλιακών ομίλων της χώρας, εκπρόσωποι της πολιτικής ηγεσίας, της ακαδημαϊκής κοινότητας, των λιμενικών αρχών και των ναυτιλιακών φορέων της χώρας, με τη συμμετοχή πολλών νέων του χώρου.
Ο Ανδρέας Τσαβλίρης εκπροσώπησε την Tsavliris Salvage και μίλησε με συγκίνηση για την επέτειο τον 85 χρόνων από την ίδρυση του Ομίλου και τη σπουδαία διαδρομή του πατέρα και ιδρυτή Αλέξανδρου Γ. Τσαβλίρη.



Posidonia 2024 - Marine Insurance Greece

The inaugural Marine Insurance Greece is taking place under the auspices of Posidonia on 30 May at the Marriott Hotel, Athens

George Tsavliris is participating in the panel "Not all in a Day's Work – The Changing Landscape for Salvors"